[LINK] Senate Standing Committee: NetAlert/Mandatory
stil at stilgherrian.com
Tue Feb 19 13:03:49 EST 2008
On 19/2/08 12:49 PM, "Stephen Wilson" <swilson at lockstep.com.au> wrote:
> Can someone clarify if the government has really
> ever declared itself to be up for the open ended caper of tracking and
> blocking "inappropriate" content generally?
ALP election policy:
On page 2:
"That is why Labor will:
- Provide a mandatory clean feed¹ internet service for all homes,
schools and public computers that are used by Australian children.
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will filter out content that is
identified as prohibited by the Australian Communications and Media
Authority (ACMA). The ACMA blacklist¹ will be made more
comprehensive to ensure that children are protected from harmful
and inappropriate online material..."
Note the word "ensure" that children are "protected" from "harmful and
Senator Steve Fielding (Family First) is talking about blocking things like
websites which promote anorexia as a valid lifestyle choice, and Senator is
saying nothing to contradict him.
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